Woman suffers minor injuries after attack by two men in underpass

Two men attempted to grab the woman's handbag in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Inverness woman left badly shaken with minor injuries following underpass attack Google Maps

A woman suffered minor injuries after being accosted by two men who stole her handbag in an attack in Inverness.

The 54-year-old was confronted by the pair in an underpass linking Innes Street and Rose Street between 12.30am and 1.30am on Saturday, July 16.

Both were dressed in all black and struggled with the woman before taking the bag and fleeing the scene.

The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident, but did not require hospital treatment.

However, she was left “badly shaken” by the attack and an appeal has now been launched to trace those responsible.

Detective constable Claire Maclean, of Highland and Islands CID, said: “Enquiries into the robbery are at an early stage.

“The robbery took place at a time when the city centre would have been relatively quiet, so we are appealing for anyone who was in the area and believes they saw the men involved, or has any information on the incident, to please come forward.

“If you saw anything suspicious and believe you may be able to assist our investigation, please call police on 101, quoting incident 1333 of July 16.”